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Sanders at UVM – “VA Needs Doctors and Nurses”

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA. Legislation that Sanders shepherded through Congress in July includes $5 billion for…

K&J – Lake Placid’s Brewfest

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When craft brewers arrive at the 1932 Rink in Lake Placid Columbus Day Weekend, the rink transforms for a Saturday afternoon into a different kind of arena. For a few hours, it’s a discussion among brewers, visitors and residents about all of the different types of IPAs, Amber Ales, Pilsners and their different weights, flavors…

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K&J – Flaming Leaves & Ski Jumping Champions

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On the K&J Show today we’re following the National Ski Jumping Championships and Nordic Combined National Championships at the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid.. Saturday was a bit cold and a bit wet but for the finals on Sunday, the weather was just about perfect.. To get us started we caught up with Local…

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More Growth for Brewfest Lake Placid

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Columbus Day Weekend in 2013 brought more than 30 craft brewers to the 1932 Rink at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid. The 2014 Brewfest is Lake Placid’s third annual Brewfest. The crowd continues to grow year after year with visitors and residents sampling beers from across the country and talking to beer experts right in…

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Community Forum Looks at Standardized Testing in Public Education

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A Community Forum is held Thursday evening at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Yokum Hall.. The Forum.. for teachers, administrators, students and the community.. Doug Selwyn is part of the North Country Alliance for Public Education, He’s also a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.. The forum began with a film called Standardized Lies Money and Civil Rights.. Before the forum…

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K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

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The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

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Saranac Lake Puts Final Touches on Local Roads

Saranac Lake DPW Superintendant Jeff Dora says the final work on Olive Street is now scheduled for this Friday (October 10th)..   At 6:30 AM on Friday, Olive Street will close to all Traffic and remain closed until about 2:00 PM..   After that, he says…  Paving operations will then move to Will Rogers Drive for the…

A New Dog Walk in Cliff Haven Park Gets Approval

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The Town of Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department has been working to build a specially designed park for Dogs, big and small at Cliff Haven Park. And with approval from the board Monday night, the new park will begin to take shape.. Councilor Michael Cashman helped to spearhead the concept.. “Dosn’t think the expenses involved in putting…

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Town of Plattsburgh Re-Affirms Support for Life Flight

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It’s been 25 years since the Town of Plattsburgh has been counting on North Country Life Flight for their continued support of emergency medical transportation in the region.. On Monday, the Town Board re-affirmed that relationship with a resolution approving the agreement for 2015..  Councilman Gerard Renedette says he can’t speak for the first 7 years…

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Could the Old Stone Barracks Become a Craft Brewery?

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If a local preservation group has their way, The Old Stone Barracks in Plattsburgh will remain as a landmark to veterans who made use of the building and it’s property for years until it was de-commissioned..  You may know that a developer purchased the property and the building several years ago with the idea of…

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Consortium Schedules next Lecture Series Event

If you’re looking for a new acronym in the world of healthcare, try the word EXPLORE… Actually a consortium of organization already has.. (Experience, & Professional Learning Opportunities Result in Excellence) Consortium. EXPLORE is a collaborative effort of the Adirondack Chapter of Nurse Practitioners Association of New York State, Adirondack Health, Clinton Community College, The…

Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…

Sanders: “Income Inequality Becoming Dangerous”

Senator Bernie Sanders says that the “incredible and obscene” level of income and wealth inequality in America has become a danger to the economic and political systems – and must be addressed. Sighting a new Forbes magazine tally, Sanders says the 400 wealthiest Americans are now worth $2.29 trillion. Their combined wealth grew last year…

Community Blood Drives in October

The North Country Regional Blood Donor Program, in conjunction with community-minded sponsors, offers many opportunities to give blood in October. The following is a list blood drives open to the public: Monday, October 6, Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, Ward Lumber, Jay, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, October…

Lake Champlain Museum Surveys Plattsburgh Bay

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Divers from The Lake Champlain Museum today are conducting an Archaeological Resource Assessment in Plattsburgh Bay.. The diving team will be surveying the bottom of Lake Champlain in the vicinity of the City Docks and the proposed new docking structures and the proposed new mooring field as well as the surrounding area to identify the…

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K&J – North Country Life Flight

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In the North Country, there’s an organization called Life Flight which quite literally bridges the gaps between community and tertiary care by minimizing the time it takes for patients to reach the most appropriate facility based on their profile of injury or illness. Saturday October 4th, 2014, North Country Life Flight, in conjunction with the…

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Tonight’s Opening Art Walk Reception Brings Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh

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The First Weekend of October will bring yet another First Weekends event to Downtown Plattsburgh.. The events tonight include the final Art Walk of 2014 and a new exhibit at the Strand Theater is bringing Saranac Lake to Plattsburgh.. Christina Elliot is the Museum Coordinator at the Strand Center for the Arts..  We spoke with her…

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A better healthcare experience for the youngest patients

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During her time as a high school senior in the New Vision program at Adirondack Health, Hanna Potter of Lake Placid gained valuable insight by working directly with healthcare.  Not only did the experience motivate her to continue her education in healthcare, she felt inspired to assist the youngest patients in the Emergency Department by…

Clarkson President “Extraordinary Broadband Leader”

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Clarkson University President Tony Collins has been named a New York State Extraordinary Broadband Leader. He was recognized this summer by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State Broadband Program Office Director David Salway for his efforts to help expand broadband in New York State and his extraordinary broadband leadership. “On behalf…

Dr. Herard Joins AMC’s Pain Management Services

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Under the medical direction of Dr. Pierre R. Herard, Adirondack Health has expanded its comprehensive range of procedure-oriented pain management. Board certified in Pain Management as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Herard has joined Adirondack Health’s medical staff to direct pain management services at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.  Dr. Herard provides…